You’ve been a solopreneur for almost two years. Your business has grown to the point where you can no longer do it all yourself. You’ve outsourced what you could, but now you need day-to-day help. It may be in sales, installation, fabrication, or service but it’s time to move beyond being a solo entrepreneur into becoming a small business. It’s time to hire your first employee, but are you ready? Check out the following links and you will be.

Before You Hire Check out These 8 Links

  • Any business with employees is required by federal law to post information prohibiting job discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability or genetic information. EEOC Posters
  • A W4 Exemptions form will need to be completed and submitted. IRS W4 form

There’s More, but this is a Good Start

Opening and reviewing the eight links listed above will start you on the right track. However, because there are differences in state requirements, regulations evolve, and there is more to it, we recommend you seek out professional help and guidance. A Human Resources generalist should be able to help you with most, as well as accountants and attorneys that specialize in working with small businesses. Are you ready to hire your first employee?